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  1. finally got the high country back. Smoked klearz with a 3" switchback and 20x10 Cheyennes
    7 points
  2. UPDATE Service Manager called and relayed GM agreed to conduct the repair on my truck in-line with the prior service directive for this issue, so all 16 springs will be replaced and the dealer will carry out repairs exactly as would have been done for the vehicles in the acknowledged date range. He also said the the power train warranty on the truck will be extended to 100K miles. We are back on path to having this resolved to my satisfaction.
    6 points
  3. Time to move on.It’s been fun being with you guys.But at my age I don’t need a truck anymore.I ordered a 2022 Buick Envision Avenir iJust the right size for me.
    5 points
  4. Saturday, I finally got and installed my BullRing Tie Downs in the bed of my truck. I had them done within 20 minutes, without watching the video. Can't wait to actually put them to use. A week ago yesterday and today, I had four patio heater torches and two fire pits for the chapel on Edwards AFB, getting ready to do outdoor services this winter, since they are still not meeting indoors, nor planning on it in the near future. Left/Front: Right/Front:
    5 points
  5. UPDATE #3 Got the truck back. Dealer looks to have done a good job as far as the repair and the truck drives great. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for a bit until the truck earns a history of reliability - but the fingers will be crossed with a smile on my face cause it drives great when it's working.
    5 points
  6. Agree with the above. I could pull it off without you knowing I did so, you would never notice the difference. That extra pep you have is due to your wallet being lighter and your foot being heavier. But it's your $$. Now, if you want something that really works.............
    5 points
  7. Replaced my 3” level with some Fox 2.5s with Resi’s. Lost about .25” of lift but diggin how these ride. I may adjust them down the road but it doesn’t rub and still sits level so I’ll leave it for now.
    5 points
  8. Nope, that is for 8 speeds. Use Dexron 6 for a 6L80e. Amsoil makes a transmission fluid that is usable as well.
    4 points
  9. 100% doable with 87 octane. My wife's CX-9 has the 2.5 Skyactiv Turbo and it runs great on 87. Madza itself even claims that use of 91+ will give you 10% more HP but the torque down low stays the same. Just a matter of how much resources can be put into the project. I think it's paramount to have full control over the intake and exhaust valves - independent of each other. That would be the best way to keep the chamber cool and prevent detonation. And that's never going to happen with our engines. As I'm sure you're aware, you can adjust SOI (start of injection). It's a
    4 points
  10. I buy a new pickup every sixty-five years, so I'm good until 2085 with my 2020...
    4 points
  11. Maybe this will help https://inthegaragemedia.com/the-ultimate-lt-engine-guide/
    4 points
  12. The 5.3's are and 6.2's are the same design, so doesn't matter too much who comments here. I made a thread about mine at 104k miles, they looked fine. I don't run a catch can or anything either.
    4 points
  13. There are only two main timing tables. A high octane timing and a low octane. The high octane table is always used no matter what. It will revert to the low octane table when a knock event happens. The knock learn factor will help the computer interpolate between the two tables to pick the best timing number based on the current KLF. For example if in one particular cell the timing is 25 degrees in the high octane and 17 degrees in the low octane and the KLF is at 0.50 (50%) it will interpolate to 21 degrees of advance. There are spark adders for Gas and Alcohol that will add in ti
    4 points
  14. Hmmmm. Not to tell anyone how to drive or anything...... The idea of needing to switch into 4x4 because otherwise you would loose traction to the rear end in your heavy throttle take off seems absurd. I've owned my 6.2 for almost a year. Have never had to even consider loss of traction when pulling out into traffic. Maybe wait and let that car pass then pull out when you have more time. Because of your set up you may have time to avoid a collision, but does the driver of the car you pulled out in front of know that? Consider the effect your action has on that driver. Flame on...
    3 points
  15. My BMW 535i, 1990, is going on 200,000 miles and I use it to drive to the airport 200 miles away (truck doesn't fit in short term parking) and, also, on a nice day just to feel like I'm in a go-cart and tear up the streets. It all comes down to maintenance! (just had the transmission fluid in my truck flushed, new radiator flush, oil change - next is differential fluid and brake fluid at 100K) BMW had all that 5 months ago, as well.
    3 points
  16. 2015 GMC Sierra, 66,500 miles, had a bank of Lifters replaced at about 27k, A/C Condensor recently, other than that, I absolutley love this truck, and believe me when I say I work this truck, it does not get babied by any means.
    3 points
  17. I picked this up a couple weeks ago. A long time friend is a GM at a local GMC Dealer. It was not even on the lot yet. I basically bought it out of the pipeline. It was a little stressful not seeing the color in person on any GM trucks since it is new for 2022. It showed up and I loved it!! My last 10 or so trucks have been all Black, Silver, Grey or White, so this is a welcome change., It is a 6.6 gasser. I traded my 2021 Silverado 2500HD Custom that I bought at the beginning of May. It only had 5,100 miles, but I was offered a good amount over what I paid for it on a trade towards this one.
    3 points
  18. Clear paint protection film (PPF) would be much classier on a Denali.
    3 points
  19. Lot of "Let's Go, Brandon" chants all over the country right now and rightfully so!
    3 points
  20. Hey all! It's been a long time! Truck really has been driving smoothly the past couple months, haven't really had much to post about, haha. No issues except for an occasional strange harmonic sound at idle that comes and goes, but hasn't concerned me enough to look into it yet. Anyway, I took it up to Northern Michigan and drove all over the place; went to some local attractions and a couple trails. Was a flawless trip! Has about 106,000 miles on it now .
    3 points
  21. Well, I found a good deal on these so I pulled the trigger. They fit with the larger splash guards no problem. I think they look pretty good. They make the wheel wells look smaller and the stock tires look bigger. BEFORE: AFTER:
    3 points
  22. This is not a problem. Hot oil pressure is perfectly within the GM spec at 20psi. I would say that this is just the first time you really noticed this.
    3 points
  23. I promise you once you graduate everything you learned is getting tossed out the window. Anyways I vote buy the turbo kit do a delete and the whole shebang. I'll even help if you live in TX
    3 points
  24. Got some decent photos of my TB after getting the SST installed as well as new rims and tires. Absolutely love this truck!
    3 points
  25. Bought my truck brand new with 5 miles on it. I mentioned it to the dealer when I test drove it. He told me they "all do it". 26k miles later and it stills does it, but I'm not worried about it because if it was something to worry about, it should have gotten worse over the miles and it hasn't changed a bit. I live in California, so 91 octane is all we get. may give the Amsoil stuff a try and see how it goes.
    3 points
  26. Bad battery cables and or bad battery cable fuse block. #18-NA-161: Steering Jerks Or Kicks Back / Reduced Power Steering Assist / Engine Stall / No Start / Service Stabilitrak / IPC / Radio / HVAC Goes Blank Various DTCs - (Jun 23, 2021) Involved Region or Country North America, Europe, Russia, Middle East, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Japan, South Korea, China and Thailand. Condition Important: For 2014 Vehicles please check VIN status per Safety recall 17276.
    3 points
  27. Looks damn good man. Tastefully done
    3 points
  28. Hard to say with how much these trucks are still worth and pretty high amount it takes to total them. If the frame is completely screwed they may deem that it's too much to fix.
    3 points
  29. I saw over the weekend it was truck month for GM. Judging from the lots around me. You have to bring your own.
    3 points
  30. The confirmed fix is to trade the vehicle in..
    3 points
  31. So the forum software does not like the name of my town My Location
    3 points
  32. P&S Dream Maker. This stuff is the Boss of the Gloss IMHO. I've tried everything under the sun. This is for pure shine, no protection. Apply over any wax or sealant. I get it at autogeek.net https://www.autogeek.net/ps-dream-maker-gloss-amplifier.html
    3 points
  33. I wouldn't have over 18 inch rims. Don't like the look, the cost or the ride.
    3 points
  34. Absolutely correct. The cooler indeed has a thermal limit and if the load (towing) is higher than that limit it will still get hot. An additional cooler is warranted. If road speed (stalled in traffic on a hot day, 10 mph mountain pass) is to low it will still overheat. Additional air flow in the form of an ancillary fan such as a Derale Remote cooler with thermostatic fan would be a good call. Match the cooling to the load...yes!
    3 points
  35. My experience doing this has been little to no change in operating temperature, especially while towing - which is why I did it in the first place. Towing in mid to upper 90's ambient temperature with a full load results in transmission running at 190-200 before and after. In my case the cooler isn't going to be able to cool the fluid down below what it was before. Having the thermostat flipped might cause it to warm up slower, but once its hot it'll stay there. So, now I'm considering an auxiliary cooler that can expel more heat than the factory cooler and take advantage of the defunct thermo
    3 points
  36. Fair enuff, but really the only things I tune are these.
    3 points
  37. This is a 2015 Silverado 5.3/6L80e combo. It should be almost exactly the same as your truck calibration wise, when it was stock. I went through and just updated this file and changes a few more things that I normally do now. Feel free to use the changes and ask questions about it. The engine stuff and transmission changes will make it drive like a different truck. Remember that you are just copying the changes and not writing my file to your truck as that won't work. You can open my file with yours using the compare feature to see what is changed over your file. Just n
    3 points
  38. The spacer didn't do anything, it's all in your head. You're going to tell me that adding a 1/2 piece of metal with some swirls on it is going to improve throttle response and fuel mileage (what the company claims)?? My questions are how and where is the proof. The air going into the throttle body is already smooth and once it hits the throttle blade there is not enough space between the blade and the swirls to make it smooth again. Also the minimal air volume gained by that spacer doesn't help anything. Spacers work on carbs far better because of their design and or wh
    3 points
  39. Take a look at this, it does not use the verbiage AUTO 4WD, but think you will understand how it works from the video.
    3 points
  40. “Petunia” as my daughter calls her, got some new wheels and tires. Next up to do something with the grayed out grill piece, thinking of taking it off and painting it instead of replacing the whole thing.
    3 points
  41. Shaved 3 tenths in the quarter after the conversion is done. That's at 73% ethanol.
    3 points
  42. These days I'd say that probably applies to every big technical company these days. The smart people doing the work could do a much better job if only they were given the freedom to do so and frequently are forced to do things that negatively impact the experience of the end user. Usually by management reading too many motivational books, or focusing on the latest buzzword (which seems to currently be AGILE) that acts on incomplete or flat out incorrect information, zero technical background, or just cutting corners for profits.
    3 points
  43. 2020 Silverado 1500 High Country 4wd 3.0 Diesel - BDS 6" lift kit - Bilstein 5100's - Fuel Blitz 22" x 10" -18 offset - Nitto Ridge Grapplers 35's 295/55R22
    3 points
  44. You folks running 87 are going to eventually break your rings and or pistons, maybe not you if you trade it in after a couple of years, but the next poor sap will suffer for your sins. You cannot always hear knocking and pinging, you have to use a scan tool to see it. These latest DFM engines do not detect fuel quality and then run on a different set of tables AFAIK. The previous generations did not. For those of you willing to take the challenge, get an OBDII adapter that works with your truck and phone, get an app that works with both and then watch it wh
    3 points
  45. Are you guys nuts. I was able to avoid the truck because I was paying attention. It wasn’t a panic situation , but it was a close call. The adaptive cruise is supposed to be a safety feature . Right now mine is not . They have all these technology features so as to make the vehicle safer to drive. I wanted to alert others of a potential serious issue with regard to this matter, and see if anyone else has had any problems. Try to avoid speculating as to what I did or didn’t do because you weren’t in the truck with me when this happened and more then likely your getting it wrong .
    3 points
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